Sermons on Discipleship

The Mind of Christ

Humble—•Emptied Himself•Servant•Son of Man•Obedient—cross•Saviour Christ’s Mind—It’s impact upon you! Christ’s Mind—How do we know? He has left a Witness—The Bible•OT anticipates Him•Gospels reveal Him•Acts preaches Him•Letters teach Him•Revelation glorifies Him Philippians 2:5-8 5 Have this attitude [a]in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be [b]grasped, 7 but [c]emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the…

I am Resolved

Not these kinds of resolutions. •Easily made•Easily broken•Easily forgotten Habits are hard to break•If you do not fill the void, Satan will. When I was young, I was a slave to my passions. Now that I am old, I am a slave to my habits. Living in Maybe-LandGod doesn’t abide thereNothing much gets done of any value Joshua 24:15 (NASB) 15 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods…

The church—What do you see?

One Upon a Time … They say…1.The people turned up to church to work, because they believed that the work was theirs.2.When they went to worship they went to work.3.When you came to share in praise, you also came to share in sacrifice. They say…also:1.Times have changed.2.Around the world there are still places where the church is growing as it once did.3.But in our society many things are falling apart that we could once rely on. Ephesians 5:29-30 (NASB) 29 for no…

Spiritual Disciplines

c.Stir up one another… i.Excited Christians—Not a common thought. ii.Exciting each other iii.Not always welcome iv.Bring out of spiritual stupor v.“The word of God is living and active…” Jesus challenged everyone to change through his teachings, miracles and his death, burial and resurrection Hebrews 10:24-25 (NASB) 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

Make Me a Servant-Matt 12:18-21

A lot has been said about “Servant Leadership.” I am not doubting anyone’s sincerity but I can’t help but wonder if the word, “Leadership” is the greater motivation. Let’s face it—No one ever went out of their way to a attend a “Servant” seminar, unless they were absolutely desperate for a job. Matthew 12:18-21 (NASB) 18 “Behold, My [a]Servant whom I [b]have chosen;My Beloved in whom My soul [c]is well-pleased;I will put My Spirit upon Him,And He shall proclaim [d]justice to the [e]Gentiles.19 “He will not quarrel, nor cry out;Nor…